Sub-domain on different host

Recently I needed to put a sub-domain on different host than the main domain.  (the main domain was IIS and we needed an apache server)   You may not be able to do this with all hosting companies, so check with them first.  In this case, the servers were with 2 different hosting companies.   With…

Blog on a sub-domain

Where to put your blog?  How about blog.domain.com?  Putting your blog on a sub-domain makes it easy to keep all the files for your blog organized and separate from your other website files, you know, the CMS, the forum and the wiki you have jumbled on the site too.  The sub-domain keeps all the links…

WWW or not, just make sure you canonicalize it

There are many opinions on the choice of using www.domain.com or just domain.com for you sites, which is better?  I’m now tending towards domain.com simply because it shorter and the www doesn’t add any value. Regardless of the www or not decision, of more importance is URL canonicalization.  Say what?   How about a Wikipedia definition: …